Columns

UNILAG and the Sex Narrative In the Villa, By Festus Adedayo

The sex-for-marks story in Nigerian universities, one can understand, but what exactly was responsible for the hoax about President Buhari getting married to one of his ministers? Who was behind this “sinister” motive of insinuating that sex matters, just like the UNILAG experience, is also a bother in Aso Rock?…
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Opinion

Tunde Kelani: The Man Exceeds the Frame, By Toyin Falola

The appointment at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta will provide him a unique opportunity to contribute to the diffusion of creativity, the linkages of sciences, technology and culture, and the training of future leaders in a dynamic world and age of expanding possibilities. TK's tentacles will spread beyond his…
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Opinion

Asiwaju Tella and the Long Walk to Honour, By Tunde Musibau Akanni

As Alhaji Tella therefore bags a distinguished, formal recognition from his Iwo roots today, what may probably remain the most enduring legacy is the inspiration he has cultivated in multitudes across assorted sectors. To the bounteous glory of Almighty Allah, my brother and friend, Kayode Awobadejo, a distinguished muslim alumnus…
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Democracies Gone Crazy: Egypt’s Sisi and Indonesia’s Widodo, By Owei Lakemfa

Sisi and Widodo are perfecting ways to criminalise not just the actions, but also thoughts of their political opponents, so as to make any challenge against them impossible. Interestingly, they do this under the canopy of democracy. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil El-Sisi sees himself as the saviour…
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Mokyr’s “A Culture of Growth”: A Review In the African Context (2), By Rafiq Raji

Being a modern man does not require that you give up your religion or your traditions. Instead, it is underpinned by the philosophy that there is a rational explanation for everything. In applying this ethos, you approach problems objectively, seek new and better solutions, and continually seek to improve your…
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Opinion

How the Sex-For-Marks Phenomenon Damages Nigeria, By ‘Tope Fasua

...if students are not allowed to study in an atmosphere devoid of fear, their productivity will be If students are unable to express themselves because lecturers are harsh, mean, fraudulent, lecherous, manipulating and self-seeking, predatory, wicked, and uncaring, then where will innovations come from? Through this process, the lecturers will…
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